Literary Nonfiction. Ron Riekki's POSTTRAUMATIC is at turns heartbreaking and hysterically funny, profound and absurd, filled with acerbic wit and a sense of childlike innocence. Drawing on Riekki's experience in the military, as an EMT, as an actor, his time at a marketing firm in China, and much, much more, the essays contained in POSTTRAUMATIC are at times hard to believe, but are never short of brutally honest.
Ron Riekki's books include And Here: 100 Years of Upper Peninsula Writing, 1917-2017 (Michigan State University Press), Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula (2016 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal Great Lakes Best Regional Fiction), The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (2014 Michigan Notable Book awarded by the Library of Michigan), and U.P.: a novel (Ghost Road Press). Books upcoming in 2019 include The Many Lives of The Evil Dead: Essays on the Cult Film Franchise (McFarland, with Jeff Sartain), and Undocumented: Great Lakes Poets Laureate on Social Justice (Michigan State University Press, with Andrea Scarpino).Author City: BERKELEY, CA USA